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    DSE gets 6 more months to find strategic partner

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:29am on June 25, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has extended time for the Dhaka Stock Exchange by another six months to find strategic investor as the bourse’s latest attempt to pick such investor failed....

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    Imports rise by 5.94pc in May on Ramadan food items

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 02:31am on June 25, 2017

    Import payments in May increased by 5.94 per cent year-on-year due to a rise in payment of bills for the food products imported to meet the demand for the items in Ramadan, fasting month for the Muslims, that began on May 28....

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    Dhaka stocks back to positive zone

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:33am on June 25, 2017

    Dhaka stocks rebounded last week after a slight fall in the previous week amid surge in average share prices of all the sectors excluding one as investors were in a buying mood as the government seemed to postpone the new VAT law implementation following severe criticism....

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    Farm loan release crosses annual target in 11 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:28pm on June 23, 2017

    Country’s banks crossed their annual target of farm loan disbursement in 11 months (July-May) of this fiscal year against a backdrop of a decreased credit demand from the industrial sector that forced them to disburse loans more to farmers at an interest rate of 10 per cent...

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    Prices of beef, chicken go up ahead of Eid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:36pm on June 23, 2017

    The prices of beef, chicken and some of the vegetables went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals for Muslims....

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    BEZA to set up solar zone for 1000MW electricity

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 09:39pm on June 23, 2017

    Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority has planned setting up of a big solar power zone for generating at least 1000 megawatts of electricity, official sources said....

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    Onrush for shopping eases as city dwellers on Eid exodus

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 09:42pm on June 23, 2017

    The intensity of Eid shopping in the city markets eased on Friday as a huge number of Dhaka city dwellers started to leave the city from the previous day for their countryside homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals for the Muslims, with their near and dear ones....

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    China, India, Japan hamper Asia oil demand growth

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 09:44pm on June 23, 2017

    As the global oil market frets about a stubborn supply glut, faltering demand growth in key Asian crude importers is further hampering efforts to restore market balance....